May 2022 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The May 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit featured all 5 of the new In Colors and I love it! The pop of color and then gold foil accents are just stunning!! Let me know which set is your favorite in the comments below!

May 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It is so hard for me to pick a favorite because I really do love these cards. I’m going with Tahitian Tide as my first pick because I love the splatters in the background and the greeting is super fabulous!!! The monochromatic dots are my favorite here as well!

Sweet Sorbet Paper Pumpkin Kit Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is perfect for #Happymail and will be great to send to my niece who is in college. Anyone getting a new job, moving, starting a sport, etc would love this uplifting card for sure! For some reason, on this card I actually like the multicolored dots better than monochromatic!

2022-2024 Stampin’ Up In Colors

Orchid Oasis Stampin' Up In Color, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is great because the greeting is very generic. I also love the color variations for some reason! Monochromatic all the way with this card. How crazy is it that I love monochromatic on some and others I prefer multi-colored?!?! Ehhh I’m crazy so I shouldn’t be surprised!

Parakeet Party 2022-2024 In Color Stampin Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, I love the bright green – Parakeet Party! It’s so bright and cheery. The greeting is kinda meh. I would prefer just a Happy Birthday or something. Although there are plenty of people I could send this card too so looks like I just need to branch out and embrace it. That is one thing I love about Paper Pumpkin…..it pushes me! It makes me try color combinations I wouldn’t have thought of. I used greetings, images, and techniques that maybe aren’t my favorite. This is a good thing and I need the push!

Starry Sky Stampin' Up In Color Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is another greeting that I struggle with a lot. Best Wishes is a hard greeting for me to use. I mean sure I could use it for wedding, anniversary, new job, a move, etc but I also look at the greeting and think “IDK.” Do you use Best Wishes a lot?!?! What occasion?!?

Be sure to sign up for the June Paper Pumpkin before Friday so you can enjoy the fun of card making and ease of it all prepped for you! Also, it’s okay if it pushes you out of your comfort zone! It’s a good thing! 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


April 2022 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit BLEW ME AWAY!!! I was totally thinking monarch butterflies and greens and oranges. That was so not what it was. The Z fold and peek-a-boo designs were super fun! The colors and inspirational stamps are uplifting and amazing!!!

April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Craft Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the black polka dot background on this card because it makes the beautiful flowers POP so much more! Going from a seedling to a bud and then full blooms is so inspiring as well as that greeting!!! The back of the card has a spot to write your message!!!

Moon and Stars Peek-A-Boo Inspirational Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m not even going to pick my favorites because they are all amazing and I would sit here forever changing my decision! This card I LOVE the peek-a-boo look with the stars and moon. The day to night look of the card with the greeting Everyday is a new day is so uplifting. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom to 2 young children but I just find these cards so perfect! Each day IS a new day to do our best and rock it!!! Heck, that means these cards would make great Mother’s Day Cards too!!! The one thing that I don’t like about this card is that there really isn’t a spot to write your message. I plan on adding a Basic White piece to the back because I don’t want to write on the inside and have it show through!

Mother’s Day Card Option:

Butterfly Spring Card for Mother's Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now this card for sure is all the feels as a Mom! Our little ones go from a little catepillar and soon they are blossoming into beautiful butterflies and off they go! Cue the tears! This card would work for a graduation card as well! So many options! This card does have a back panel to write on so that is awesome! I love these designs!

Have you started your Mother’s Day and Graduation cards yet?!? I have some done but need to finish!

If you want to see me create the April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, check out this video! Don’t miss out on the May Paper Pumpkin which includes the NEW Stampin’ Up! In Colors! Also, there will be a GOLDEN TICKET in random kits that is worth $25. WOOT WOOT! I can’t wait to get mine and I’m sure I’ll scream super loud if I get a golden ticket! Eeeeeeee

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


March 2022 Paper Pumpkin!

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The March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit was AMAZING!!! It was called Beyond the Horizon and I loved the color cominbation, the layers and the perfect greetings!!!

March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am normally not a layers girl but this one is my favorite. Maybe it is because all of the pieces are die cut for me already, lol! That is one of the fabulous perks of a kit! This card is just what I need in my collection for #happymail.

Assembly Tips:

Just a few tips when you go to put this March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit together. I am not a huge fan of the Mini Glue Dots that come in the kit and prefer to use a tape runner style of glue. They just seem to tedious! What I did for all the layers on these cards was add a strip of adhesive in the spots that I knew would be covered up. Then I pressed the die cut images over the top and then added the banner greetings over the top of that. This secures the die cut without having to add a million little glue dots all over. It also gives the die cut image a little flappy 3D look.

Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is my second favorite. For some reason, I feel like that yellow die cut looks like a dream catcher. Anyone else getting that vibe?!?

Monthly Craft Kit Right to Your Door, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This greeting is my favorite! It feels so powerful and heartwarming and I love it! Who wouldn’t love to get a card like this in the mail?!?!

If you love craft kits or know someone who would love to make some cards, Paper Pumpkin is the answer! These all inclusive kits come right to your door and all you need is scissors! Perfect for kids and adults! Sign up for the April Kit before the 10th and join in the fun! Click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


February 2022 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The February 2022 Paper Pumpkin isn’t really my style but it’s good to have cards like this on hand. After all I do have lots of nieces and nephews and my own kids that would love a card as cute as these!

February 2022 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

While monkeys are my favorite, I think this elephant one is actually my favorite out of this set of cards! There is something about the roller skates and cuteness that I love! This card could be used as a birthday card but also as a fun happy mail card. I could send it after grades come in or for a sports tournament or just because! Kids love getting happy mail and words of encouragement as well!

This card shows off the vellum and the little rock stones really well. They are subtle but also add a fun layer and texture to the project! This is another card that is fun to send as general happy mail to brighten someone’s day! Honestly it works for all ages, I think! What about you?! Let me know in the comments below!

I keep thinking this one is a giraffe but it’s not! Still super fun and I love cupcakes so I’m on board! Also, I have to mention that the envelopes for each of these cards are SUPER CUTE and fun! Just over all these 9 cards are fun and different to add to my card collection and I can’t wait to send them out and spread some happiness!

The March Paper Pumpkin Kit is called Beyond the Horizon and coordinates with the On The Horizon Suite!!! There is also 2 stamp sets in the kit to celebrate Paper Pumpkin’s Birthday! Woot Woot! Today is the last day to get signed up so hurry up and do it now! Click here to get the March Kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


January 2022 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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I am ON IT this month! I already have my January 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit complete! It was super fun and quick I thought! I also loved that it was all about hearts and love but not specifically Valentine’s Day! I liked it much more than I thought I would and I love Valentine’s Day!

January 2022 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I LOVE these cards soooo much more than I thought! They were super fun to make and quickly came together! I can’t wait to send them out! There is also an Add On Kit which has treat boxes in it and coordinates with this kit! I can’t wait for those to arrive so I can make Valentine’s’ Day Treats!

Valentine's Day Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the pink set the best because well….PINK! These cards are 3 hearts all together and it’s super cute! There is gold foil for an extra bling factor. The back side is white and empty so you can always write your message there! The pearl sequins really pop and look stunning too! I found that I loved the arrow at an angle more than straight across like the instructions!

The vanilla cards used the greeting “love you more” and at first I thought I didn’t care for that. In the end, I did all 5 cards with it because I loved the look and after all tis the season to spread the love so why not! I also stamped the envelopes with the giant XOXO which is super cute and would be fun on any greeting card envelope! I really just loved this kit so much!

If you would like to sign up for Paper Pumpkin and join in the fun of creativity, click here! It’s the perfect card kit to do during these winter months or while watching the Winter Olympics!!!! I’m super excited about those as you can tell in my video creating these projects here!!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


December 2021 Paper Pumpkin!

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I have completed the December 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit and it is SUPER CUTE! I love the pun greetings and the cute foods! I think these cards are perfect for silly #happymail for the next month or so!

December 2021 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There are 3 each of these 3 designs and the coordinating envelopes are adorable too!!! There are so many different greetings to use for each of these as well as inside greetings! I love it!

Homemade greeting card kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think the cherries are my favorite! I love the smiley faces but I thought the sad faces worked well with the greeting – That’s the pits! For this card, I did forget to add the rectangle vellum layer behind the greeting but I think it still looks fabulous! There were 3 extra cherry sprigs so I added those to the inside corner of the cards!

Beginner Card Craft, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is my 2nd favorite card. I figured since I used the greeting with “bunch” I needed to put more than one banana on the front. This used up all of them so I didn’t decorate the inside of the cards with bananas! I guess I could always stamp them and color them in! I did remember the vellum circle on this card though! It’s really subtle in the photos! Do you like to use vellum for a subtle look or meh!?!? Let me know in the comments below!

Very Punny Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I found these greetings to be super cute but also something I might not use as often. The faces are hilarious though! Also a little tip for you….add adhesive along the thought bubble as close to the edge as possible. Then set it on top of the scallop edge to adhere to the card. Trying to adhere that little scallop die cut alone is super hard but adding it to a bigger piece helps.

Which card from the December 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit did you like the best?!?! Don’t forget that there is still time to sign up for the January Paper Pumpkin Kit – Hugs & Kisses! It is all regular sized cards but a box add-on kit if you need treats! Click here to sign up!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


November 2021 Paper Pumpkin!

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I know I am way behind on posting this but I did remember to take photos before they left the house to those we love! The November 2021 Paper Pumpkin came in handy for Claire’s teachers and our neighbors!

November 2021 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I was able to roll a pair of fluffy cozy socks (REALLY TIGHT) and shove it into the little box and then I placed it into a large cellophane bag and dropped some chocolates in. I had to put them in a bag or Claire would have eaten all of the chocolate before they got to her teachers! Super cute and the tags and twine came in handy for added cuteness!

Homemade Holiday Neighbor Gifts, Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The rest of the boxes were stuffed with bags of Ritz Toffee and we took them to the neighbors! This stuff is AMAZING and so quick to make…..and so easy to inhale! 😉 I just love how it packaged up so cute to gift to everyone!

The November 2021 Paper Pumpkin saves the day again and I love it! My December Kit has arrived and I’m working on it now! It’s super cute with the puns! Now is the time to sign up for the January Kit which is themed Hugs & Kisses! The kit is all cards but there is an option to purchase a Treat Box Add-On perfect for Valentine’s Day!!! Paper Pumpkin for the win again and I love that it comes a month early to help me be prepared! Woot Woot! Click here to get signed up!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


September 2021 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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I realized I never posted the September 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit! While I am late I still wanted to share it so that I could look back on this kit! It was super cute and fun and made the perfect treat boxes for Fall!

September 2021 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The little boxes weren’t really that hard to put together especially since they are scored and have exact adhesive strips provided! TIP: Be careful “curling” or working the top little pieces that curve in. I used my bone folder to get the paper to curl in and I accidently ripped off a few of the little notches….ops! I wish I had good advice for notching each of the things at the top but I feel like I don’t even know! Some of them seemed to just connect so easy and others I struggled with like I lost my groove! LOL

Pumpkin Treat Boxes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Claire actually helped me on these a little bit and then of course she “helped” make it more chaotic too! We did faces on some and added leaves to others. I did have TONS of faces and leaves left over. I also ended up not using the tags or the curly cues because I didn’t want to overcomplicate things and I felt they didn’t stay on well. Oh well, another project will enjoy them more!

The wheelbarrow box was super fun! I thought you have got to be kidding me when I heard it. So for that reason alone, I thought I have got to try this! My cutting skills are not the neatest and perfect but it actually came together pretty easy and looks okay! This won’t be a decoration piece I’ll keep for years to come though.

Some of the treats have just candy and others have a mini Playdoh in there as well as candy! They were perfect to gift to neighbors, friends and stamp class attendees!

You can sign up for Paper Pumpkin and join in the magic of the surprise and fun! These kits are perfect for beginners but also the avid crafter. So fun and perfectly sets you up for the upcoming holidays! Click here to get the November Paper Pumpkin!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


October 2021 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The October 2021 Paper Pumpkin did not disappoint at all! These stunning cards are beautiful and added 10 more cards to my stash to send out this season! Woot Woot!!!

October 2021 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards were fairly quick and simple to create! If you watched the video of me creating these, you will see my big woopsy but that’s okay! I made it all better! You can check it out here!

My biggest tip for this kit would be to stamp the trees on the plaid printed paper first and set it aside. I found that the plaid paper had a bit of a slick feel to it and the ink took a bit longer to soak in. To avoid smearing it just stamp first and set it aside!

Stampin' Up Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget to stamp the inside of the cards as well. The stamp set comes with some super cute images to use! For the plaid tree card, I stamped the trees along the bottom as shown above. For the snowy tree card, I stamped the snowflakes in opposing corners as shown below! Just a fun added touch!

Christmas Card Craft Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Paper Pumpkin is super fun to enjoy some stamping and creating fabulous projects that coordinate with the upcoming seasons/holidays! The November Paper Pumpkin Kit is going to be adorable snowman gift packaging! I can’t wait for it to arrive to use for teacher gifts, neighbor gifts, and possibly even delivery men/women gifts! Cute and simple! Click here to get signed up for this kit before November 10th!

November Sneak Peak, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


August 2021 Paper Pumpkin!

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Welcome all of my Lisa Frank Lovers!!! The August 2021 Paper Pumpkin reminds of just that! Pinks, purples, and teals with fun flowers and butterflies!!! I LOVE IT!!!

August 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It’s really hard for me to pick out my favorite because I love all 3 sets of cards so much! I’m going with this set because it has both butterflies and flowers! Those colors and that amazing greeting are just FABULOUS!! These cards are perfect #HappyMail cards because they are generic!

The Hope Box Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards have a super fun pattern with those banners. It almost makes me want to use 1 banner each on a different style of card to really extend this kit even farther. I went by the instructions though because I love this look too!

Hope and Butterfly Greeting Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The greeting on this card is so uplifting and the way Hope and Tomorrow POP is just so cool! Also, I haven’t mentioned it yet but the bling in this kit is top notch! So sparkly and fabulous!

Decorate Paper Pumpkin Stampin Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the leftovers for creating the Hope Box! I’m not sure if I’m going to decorate it or use these pieces to make more cards. What do you think I should do?!?! I’m just pumped there is an entire roll of that soft purple ribbon and look at all of the leftover bling! Woot Woot!

If you would like to join in the Paper Pumpkin fun, get signed up for the September kit before the 10th by clicking here! The September Kit contains supplies for making 12 treat boxes for Fall or Halloween!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura